Saturday, 1 November 2014

Tigers Climbing the Bookshelves: Another Mural!


Regular readers will remember all the excitement around creating the mural in Wakefield's new Central Library. It was a bit of a monster, so the job took a lot of getting my head round, especially as I had never done anything like it before.


But it was all worth it. Anyway, the brilliant news is that the feedback has been FANTASTIC. Everyone loves it. And one thing leads to another...

Turns out, there's another new children's area at Castleford Library and that needs a mural too! So, when I went to Castleford last week, to do the window-decoration workshop in the museum, I squeezed a meeting into my lunch break. It's the same local authority as Wakefield Library, so the people who commissioned me last time came down to chat about ideas and to show me the new space.


It's a very different kind of space this time. Instead of one long wall, it an entire room: the space above the bookcases all the way round. I took lots of photos of the walls and roughly joined them together, as you can see. It's not a huge room, but it's a complicated shape.

We batted about some themes. It turns out the local rugby team are The Castleford Tigers, so I am thinking 'Jungle Library', with tigers jumping on the bookshelves, books getting eaten and other kinds of exotic mayhem. 


I am waiting for all the measurements to come through, then I have to try and work out how long it's going to take, to get some idea of what it will cost them. That's the worst bit!

5 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

Your tiger ideas are exciting!

Caroline Bogush said...

I love the style of the. Utah! I also painted a mural at the library I work at!

Julie Clay Illustration said...

My home town Lynne, hope you do include 'The Tigers' that's a very good idea, they made it to Wembley this year :)

Julia Jarman said...

Lynne, you're doing so many exciting things! I'll make sure I visit Wakefield Library when I'm up there next. And sooooo glad you're doing you know what.

Lynne the Pencil said...

Thanks Julia. Me too. Big announcement coming up... :-)